TKG: Montserrat? God you got to love Mexico. I don’t care what she looks like, a stripper named Montserrat so trumps a hundred strippers named Crystal.
PAS: Where the fuck did Lizmark come from? I thought he retired like four years ago. All of sudden he shows up on Coliseo, with a little rust but still looking pretty great. Some fun brawling with Mascara Ano 2000, a amazing looking slow motion butterfly suplex, and even a tope. Still looks like he is a couple of weeks away from form, but I was amped to see one of my favorites back on the Tee Vee. Misterioso Jr. is getting to be my favorite undercarder and he looked awesome here, and Universo looked great after taking a week off too. Really one of the more fun trios matches since we started getting this show.
TKG: I don’t know I think Phil is overpimping the Lizmark. The butterfly suplex looked absolutely beautiful and Lizmark recovered nicely from being uncomfortable trying one dive to switching to a different dive. But you got the sense that Mascara Ano Dos Mill was carrying Lizmark through the brawling and Misterioso Jr was carrying him through the fast exchanges. That said while Lizmark seemed a step off, I wouldn’t mind seeing him regularly. Recently when someone asked what to expect from 80s lucha, I pointed out that the thing that will come off most unexpected as all the really dangerous looking finishers. Nasty death moves that disappeared in the 90s. And well this match was all about just nasty finishers with the first falls top rope leg drop thing by Universo being particularly nasty. Also this was a match filled with good looking elbows. When did Mascara Anos Dos Mil start throwing such good looking elbows. I mean match was shockingly filled with good elbow drops, back elbows, etc. Its like everyone got a hold of a Best of Stan Hansen tape or something. This was super fun
TKG: I’m putting the main on the top. More an angle than a match And it was fucked up in that if you’re going to do a slow turn over the course of a match…you need to do the slow turn slowly. Here they essentially establish the turn midway through first fall which makes the last two kind of ridiculous. That said Heavy Metal was on fire here. Challenging Bucanero to “Hey lets have technical exchanges” sections, fighting with Averno and Mephisto just really great. No one else was really in this match outside of Heavy Metal. If you’re going to be the only guy wrestling while your opponents are working out an angle and your partners are mailing it in…you better be working on that kind of level.
What Didn't Work
PAS: Heavy Metal looked on point in the main event, and there were some fun exchanges, but this match was all about Rey Buccanaro turning technico and thus was much more of angle then a match. I also am not going to be pimping a match that has Negro Casas in it, where he does nothing. Still Heavy Metal looked like he got into a bag of the good stuff
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